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Dr Simon Learmount, Cambridge Judge Business School: A new system of corporate governance needed for Japan

Themes: Corporate governance and ethics

The Cadbury Archive at Cambridge Judge Business School has been completed with the addition of copies of all the speeches on corporate governance made by Sir Adrian Cadbury, Chairman of the UK Committee on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance. The Archive, established in 2010 and part of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN), is a major source for researchers into corporate governance.

Two decades after Cadbury, Japanese corporate governance continues to change. American or European ideas about good corporate governance are taken and just transposed into the Japanese system. It does not look like it works, says Dr Simon Learmount, Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Cambridge Judge Business School.